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Press release[edit]

Editing on the meta version of the press release has effectively stopped. Please be advised that we may be distributing the non-English press releases as early as Monday 29 September. The English version will be distributed the week after in order to smooth out the load on our servers. --maveric149 22 Sep 2003

You're now a bureaucrat, congrations may be in order (it gets old fast though :) Pakaran 03:03, 7 Feb 2004 (UTC)

André, you are now a stewards. Look at the page for further information. Anthere

Steward Election: Congratulations![edit]

Congratulations, Andre, on your election to the position of Steward. I am so glad to see you on board. I consider that the contribution that you've made to the Wikipedia project as a whole, in a multitude of languages, is second to none. I'm sure Wikipedia will be the better for having you right at the hub. Davidcannon 23:41, 20 Apr 2004 (UTC)

ANDRE! HELP! I don't know how to navigate Wiki that well (shitty computer and web connection too) and DESPERATELY NEED SOMEONE'S HELP! I just found out that one of the "administrators" -- Rich Fife-- is one of the vandals who keeps posting smears about me and removing sourced material that makes me look good (which makes the right wing look bad). I can't stop him! This is serious, because I'm a well-known political activist, and Rich is evidently a republican troll trying to help assassinate my character (because the right wing cannot disprove any of my reports about their corruption)! EX: he allows total smears like "the chronically-unemployed Brodeur"----I've had the same job for 10 YEARS now!---and he's very evasive and not honest. WHAT DO I DO??? - Christopher X. Brodeur ( HELP!!

Very nice of you to mention the writing contest on NL on news down here! Maybe the nice example is followed on other wikipedia's. Ellywa 20:45, 11 Jul 2004 (UTC)


I responded to your comments here: The most awful idea ever... almost +sj+ 00:38, 19 Aug 2004 (UTC)

Press releases[edit]

I see you took part in the discussion on nl: where they said they didn't want to be involved with the current press release. Does this mean we should not distribute it anywhere? +sj+


Your input on the current Wikimedia Newsletter (first edition!) would be appreciated. We have started translating it as well, and have original content in de, en, and fr... a pretty microcosm of wikichaos. +sj+ 12:00, 5 Sep 2004 (UTC)


Hi, Andre Engels. What relation is there between the Yam (I don't know what it is) and Meta? Just curious. (or a test?) --Aphaia 08:27, 19 Sep 2004 (UTC)

It was a mistake, I intended to put this on Commons, but seem to have chosen the wrong screen or something like that. - Andre Engels 08:33, 19 Sep 2004 (UTC)

Hi Andre, I made you a bureaucrat at the commons so you can use the Special:Makesysop page there and have the Commons admins logged on that wiki rather than on the steward log here. Angela 13:36, 20 Sep 2004 (UTC)


Hi, I've read the documentation but haven't figured out how to class a user as a bot. I'm a new sysop from the Spanish Wikipedia. Please give me a pointer about how to do that. Cheers, Ascánder 02:41, 12 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Hi Andre, could you please de-opsys me at Wikipedia PT (pt:User:Marcelo Reis)? Since I'll be offline for next months, I feel that I can't be dishonest with community, as well I can expose an unused admin account to possible invasions/password stealing. Thank you, Marcelo R. | @ 02:40, 27 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Please, I want a longer list of Common Interwiki links for pt.wp. Thank you, e2m.

bot flag[edit]

hello, can you set bot flag to user onovyBOT in's pywikipedia bot, thx

deleted bot request[edit]


why have you deleted my request for bot status at Requests for permissions without any comment about this request was approved or rejected? costello

It has been moved to Requests for permissions/Archive1, as is usual for granted requests. - Andre Engels 09:22, 9 Mar 2005 (UTC)
thanks, but it seems like the user still don't have a bot flag. the changes made by it can still be seen in the recent-canges page when "hide bots" is set. is there anything else I didn't notice? costello

Thank You[edit]

Thanks a lot for granting the request for sysophood. Now we can ensure proper work on Marathi Wikipedia.




Hi, sorry to border you but I have a question: I'd like to know how to change the name space 4 (ns:4) from wikinews to wikinoticias in the spanish wikinews. Thanks in advance for your help. --Ascánder 20:48, 17 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Thank you very much[edit]

Thanks Andre, for making me a bureaucrat in Tamil Wikipedia. Mayooranathan 17:52, 30 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Help about localization[edit]

Hi Andre,

Where can I get info about localization of variables like CURRENTDAY, I want this variable to give out values in local langauge rather than in English? In particular how can I make wikipedia to return numbers in local language?



Request for sysophood on Marathi Wikipedia[edit]

Hi Andre,

I am an administrator on Marathi Language Wikipedia. Currently I need one more active user with sysophood. I request you to grant user कोल्हापुरी (Kolphapuri) with the sysophood.
Thanks and regards,

Thanks for sysophood to कोल्हापुरी (Kolphapuri)[edit]

Hello Andre,

Thanks for sysophood to user कोल्हापुरी (Kolphapuri.
With regards,

sysops op li:[edit]

Hoi André,
Op Requests_for_permissions#Current_temporary_sysops_for_emergency_or_technical_purposes staan li:Gebroeker:HaafLimbo en ik (li:Gebroeker:Cicero) als tijdelijke sysops vermeld. We hebben allebei inmiddels via de officiële procedure sysop status aangevraagd en deze aanvragen zijn inmiddels door Angela gearchiveerd (zie Requests_for_permissions/Archive1#May). Ik neem dus aan dat alles in orde is en dat we beiden nu officieel sysop zijn op li:. Ik denk dan ook dat onze namen weggehaald kunnen worden bij "Current temporary sysops". Zou jij dat kunnen doen? Bedankt voor je hulp, ook bij het behandelen van onze tijdelijke aanvraag! Hartelijke groeten, Cicero 00:01, 25 May 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Common Interwiki links[edit]

You may want to update the Common Interwiki links table links as India has moved up the rankings. Nichalp 10:07, 25 May 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]

sh interwiki[edit]

Please, can you rename sh interwiki link in to 'Srpskoхрватски'? --Pokrajac 18:56, 25 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Robbot on[edit]

If you still use your bot on please set your bot flag. Thank you in advance. - Romihaitza 20:00, 21 July 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]

main page vandalism[edit]

User:MutantPig keeps on putting the patoo.jpg it just uploaded here on the Template:MetaHomePages section of the main page. (patoo.jpg is a picture like the goatse.x image). I'm unfamiliar of how to report vandals on meta... so I just thought I'd note it here :) Ryan Norton T | @ | C 08:04, 1 September 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User RN keeps on removing my beautiful picture of a guy with a bottle up his ass from the main page. He has no sense of humus. Mutant Pig 08:10, 1 September 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]

LOL! Maybe not!??!? Maybe I need some humus appreciation therapy!!! Ryan Norton T | @ | C 08:14, 1 September 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Mutant Pig has been blocked by both Elian and me. - Andre Engels 08:44, 1 September 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Announcement re: becoming administrator[edit]

Hi, this is Mithridates from the Ido Wikipedia, the one in which Artomo has made the reqeust for me to become an administrator. By local announcement, do you mean the 'stando kom sysop' section on my talk page here: (where he told me that he had made the request) or is there a more formal process? I've never been an administrator before so I'm unsure as to the process.


Mithridates 03:01, 2 September 2005 (UTC) / io:user:mithridatesReply[reply]

It varies from wiki to wiki. What I meant is a place where 'the populace' can see there are plans to make you an administrator, and can vote on it or at least make objections. However, I'll not worry about that for now, and just make you an admin. Nevertheless, it would be good to have some kind of policy on this. The simplest procedure is, I think, posting a message on the local version of the village pump, and giving a certain amount of time (for example a week) for comments. - Andre Engels 08:58, 2 September 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Andre, would you please look into this?[edit]

Andre, Hi, I'm not sure if this is the right place for this... but here goes...

Mrmiscellanious has broken these WIKI rules by immediately pulling/editing other's work in an article without first dicussing it on the Talk page. He was supposed to do this as a last resort according the guidelines in the link above. Also, he was not polite in the spirit of WIKINEWS and basically referred to the article as "very, very idiotic".. etc. That is also frowned upon in the WIKINEWS guidelines and it makes me wonder why he even has any administration priviledges.

Now all hell has broken loose, insults were thrown back and forth and the page is locked from editing. Could you please unlock the page and let everyone continue developing the article? I will not try to publish the page myself, but there are others that would like to develop and publish the article as this story grows. I should note that there was some editing beyond my control and mistakes made (like bolding the text) that could influence the NPOV and should be changed. We would have been glad to have made those changes if it wasn't for Mrmiscellanious insulting behavior and heavy-handed, rule-breaking approach to this article in the first place.

But, in the end... I really don't care about what's happened. I'd just like to see this article get developed and eventually published because it's an important piece that I feel will enrich WIKINEWS.

Here is the location of the talk page: here

Mrmiscellanious initial post in question is under the title "So what?". This was the very first contact he made with us after already editing/pulling the article out.

Thank you for your time,


Hi, please can you look at the case of de-listing? The block is quite large - is among the biggest slovakian freewebs -> block is causing problems at sk: and cs: wikies. Thanks. --Wikimol

Brion has just fixed the problem. Alright now. --Egg 09:35, 13 September 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hello Mr. Steward. :) If you have 10 minutes please read Requests for permissions#huwiki checkuser status. Datrio (and Innocence) suggested to have a vote, it was done, liked from there too. Datrio told me that he would have input from other stewards because this is so new, so please, if you have an opinion (and I hope it is positive) share with him to help this to get rolling before we run out of that 2 weeks the logs are kept. [Or of course if you believe it is okay then it would be great if you could grant the flag.] Thank you. (This message was sent to Angela and Andre, since I have talked with you two in the past.) --grin 19:23, 23 September 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi Andre,

you refused to give AgentSparti the botflag because of missing edits ( Unfortunately I saw the rejection just now. I'm a bit confused now because I assumed that I'm not allowed to use the bot without that flag??

So please can you set the flag now?

Thanks -- de:Benutzer:Sparti

Bot flags[edit]

Hey, sorry to bother you. I noticed you have done some of the enwiki bot flags. We have some requests posted, for some time actually, and a few of the other bots have been flagged on other wiki's, just not en. I know there was a period where admin/bot flags could not be set, but was wondering if you could take a look at: Requests_for_permissions#English_Wikipedia_Bots. I wouldn't ask normally, but my bot in particular has been heavily needed lately, and I don't like flooding the RC, and I'm sure the others are used almost as much. I would appreciate it, when you have the time. I am assuming there is not a problem with assigning flags to en bots, as I can see no flags have been set from them on Special:Log/rights for awhile. Thank you. Who?¿? 22:27, 11 October 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]


A bad day André ? Anthere

i for one will miss you during your wikibreak :-( groetjes, oscar 08:22, 8 December 2005 (UTC)

Sysop rights[edit]

Hello, Andre Engels
as a result of the unanimous election held on this page, you've been granted sysop status. Please list yourself in the sysop box. Thank you, M/ 23:07, 24 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

18 Speed Tranny on the move.[edit]

Hi. Per Talk:Spam blacklist/Archives/2007/01#Chasing 18speedtranny, the en:Stoner rock spammer has changed his link to It seems like we have him on the run. I bet if we can chase him quick enough, he'll give up!  :) Wknight94 02:39, 10 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks! This has been going on for months (I'm not sure how he's never used the same IP twice - it doesn't seem to be AOL). Several people would be really happy if we could shut him down for good. Wknight94 12:10, 10 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Nozomsite[edit] Is a real and related website with real data, please remove it from the blacklist, thank you.


Hi Andre, thanks for your message! I've replied, so please take a look. Basically, you need to hard-refresh or clear the cache in your browser :). Cheers, Tangotango 12:29, 15 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply][edit]

thanks for the unblock of from the spamlist!--Jingshen 13:49, 20 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Updates of Common Interwiki links[edit]

Hello. I am glad to see your Common Interwiki links, as it really helps a lot for checking which important articles are missed in each versions. I would like to ask two question about that page:

  1. Will you update it in a regular basis?
  2. When will you update it next time?

Thanks for answering my questions. -- Kevinhksouth 15:40, 22 May 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  1. I intend to, but I must admit to not having done so recently.
  2. I might as well go and work on it now, it should be ready in a few days.

- Andre Engels 09:00, 23 May 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi. Is there any chance the list could be updated again? It's been more than half a year since the last update and the list is a great tool for finding important topics not covered in Wikipedias (apart from the list of articles every Wikipedia should have) - if it's up-to-date, of course. I asked Alexander Sigachov, but there was no reply. Thanks, -- 07:43, 14 April 2008 (UTC) (Yerpo @ :sl)Reply[reply]

spam blacklist –[edit]

Hello, please have again a look at Talk:Spam --32X/ 18:35, 2 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I've also added another thing that could weigh on your decision on this. I feel you made a possible oversight here, so please review Talk:Spam --en:User:Dreaded Walrus 18:42, 3 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Spam Blacklist -[edit]

Andre, I'm James McDonald, the webmaster of I've been advised that I got added to your spam blacklist and this seems to be true. I checked some of the English links and could not see any that resembled spam. Perhaps you would care to do the same for a random sample to confirm - all the ones I found were good long-standing links. I've contacted a couple of people - overenthusiastic fans - who might be responsible for adding foereign links, and while denying spamming have undertaken not to add any more. In the circumstances I wonder if you would be kind enough to remove my site from your blacklist. Thanks 02:01, 19 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Andre I have trying to add this (below) to the Spam Blacklist page (to but cannot (apparently because there is a banned link somewhere else on the page). I wonder if you could help. I'll ask AB too. Thanks.

I'm a bit confused by all of this and I suspect that anything I have to say is going to be ignored, but just in case, here are a few observations.
As far as I can see, no-one has produced a single example of spam. The links mentioned were added over years by a small number of people. All of them were good links.
I looked further into the links from Wiki pages in other languages and as far as I can see, they are not spam either. Checking my stats I see for example that visitors from de.wikipedia on average stay for over three minutes and visit four pages. That cannot be a profile for spam links. Again, looking at other foreign languege pages I find that many links are given in the corresponding language. Is it suggested that a single spammer is fluent in over a dozen different languages. It does not sound likely.
I'm wondering if we have different ideas about what constitutes spam. For me a link that improves the page it's on cannot be spam. You seem to believe that the identity of the poster is more relevant than the quality of the link. Suppose a BBC enthusiast posts nmerous good links to the BBC website over several years. Are those links spam? Will you blacklist the BBC? If not, could someone please explain the difference.
On the question of the merry invitation to visitors to add links to Wikipedia. Is this regarded as unacceptable? It is relevant here that is the leading and most comprehensive and authoritive site on the Languedoc, so people who find it useful might reasonably be invited to add links to Wikipedia. Adding good links benefits both Wikipedia and Or is there some rule I don't know about?
As I said, I don't really follow most of the preceding two contributions. I get the impression that they are hostile and intended to suggest that I am responsible for the spamming. I am not a spammer and if I were I suspect I would not be inclined to spamlink only my non-commercial sites, and not one of my commercial ones. It simply would not make sense.
Although I don't really follow the previous contribution it definitely comes over as hostile and the author appears to be attempting to suggest some sort of unpleasant associations. In any case I wonder if it has occured to anyone to consider the possibility that I have acted in good faith throughout. James McDonald 00:04, 20 July 2007


Strange Spam attacks designed to blacklist a decent, respectable page or possibly the same "over-eager fan" problem that has plagued the languedoc page?[edit]

There seems to be somthing very fishy here, don't you think?

Why has the Puerto Rican Independence Party's Wikipedia page been persistently "cleansed" of even the regardless of whether the link is stripped or not? Also, have you seen the vandalism attacks this Wiki article and its fraternal pages in other languages have consistently suffered?

Have you seen that apparently they are trying to add the Puerto Rican Independence Party's website ( to various Wiki pages so it gets "blacklisted"?

Can you please investigate this suspicious matter?

Thanks a million, Andre!!!

Gogggggle 05:34, 26 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]









Dear Sirs,

Once again…

A group of users (friends) of Portuguese Wikipédia brings more illiberal policies regarding an non free Wikipedia without a preoccupation with a environmental and social education.

This group of users (always the same) and some administrators propose and vote systematically to erase some pages with a total absence of knowledge about the subject, some of the articles with a high importance to the community. They have a chain of contacts to promote their vote and their contacts (friends) vote without common sense, reasoning, good judgment, brains or sagacity; They vote against the person and not against the article.

Less obvious for know, but perhaps as consequential over the long term, is a less participation of some users who TRY CONTRIBUTE to this projects with articles.

Because of this behavior, I decide do not agree with their conduct and I write my point of view in there discussion pages.

I have been block for suspicion of being a sock puppet after a check user. I know I am not a sock puppet, so is impossible the check user be positive.

Several of times, I and other users asked for a check user to my account to dissipate any suspicion about the issue (because they accuse-me to be a sock puppet). But our request was always reject for these (group) users.

However, know, the “group of users” decided to make a “check user”. It is strange and uncommon, because 2 days ago they rejected my check user proposal.

In the past, they admit in their discussion pages, they make a me check user and the check user was inconclusive (this in half-words). Know the result is positive? Is impossible. I know that. I am not a “sock puppet”.

All I ask to Wikimedia foundation is that an administrator check the merits of the block and to verify the check user. Send me the results by email, because is impossible this result.

I think these groups (with administrators) are trying making a fraud to eliminate my participation. Put yourself in my shoes and imagine the frustration.

– The other user

– Me

– The checkuser rejected by “the group of users”

– The same checkuser approved by “the group of users”.


Rui Resende /







I am not involved in this case and don't want to get involved either. Please ask someone else. Thank you. - Andre Engels 11:21, 1 September 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hello, user:Vusal, has created thousands of empty or inefficient pages like this in azeri wikipedia. Most of these short articles are listed here Besides this he uploaded hundreds of unlicenced images. I demand that these pages be deleted. --Uannis 17:59, 31 January 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Verzoek om antwoord beantwoord[edit]

Beste André, aangezien ik helaas voor de zoveelste keer en nogal 'imho' wegens vreemde motieven geblokkeerd ben, hierbij - ter kennisname - een kopie van mijn verzoek aan derden, door onmogelijkheid van comments en contacten, zowel hier als "daar". Met vriendelijke collegiale groet in hoge achting: D.A. Borgdorff en cfr. 20:50, 7 February 2008 (UTC) als volgt:Reply[reply]

No answer received yet ...

Dear Cary Bastique, since a couple of days, I 'll get no reply from: user:Dmcdevit about suddenly, withóut notification or so, blocking my account and protecting my talkpage as well, for -imho- no valid reasons: see (his) talkpages here, as well on en:wikipedia. Is that "protection" forever without time-limit,.. how is this treatment anyway possible.? Will you, or someone else, please do something about this.?... Thanks in advance and esteeming regards remain yours sincerely: D.A. Borgdorff 20:30, 7 February 2008 (UTC) → lector emeritus Electrodynamics.Reply[reply]

Just answers received yet ... - some. Faithfully yours with best regards from Borgdorff inherently numberd: 09:49, 10 February 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Verzoek om hulp bij SUL merge[edit]

verplaatst naar andere overleg pagina 15:11, 29 May 2008 (UTC).Reply[reply]


Hello Andre, please could You too invite people You promote, many thanks, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 13:16, 2 June 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Since I'm neither a member of the channel nor an operator, according to the text there I cannot invite people. Furthermore, there are policies there that I don't agree with - in particular the part about betawiki. My experience is that translations on betawiki are worse than local ones, and yet replace the latter. It's a good thing that there are general translations for all languages, but not that they are enforced on the projects. - Andre Engels 08:51, 3 June 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
You don't have to be a member of the channel to post this copy&paste plate on the peoples talkpages. Please do, in order to prevent further translations of the interface being made locally. You Yourself btw. are invited to join that channel if You wish to. Also You are welcomed to translate that template into Your language, thanks, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 09:06, 3 June 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I will do so, under protest. - Andre Engels 09:10, 3 June 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Interwiki for latvians[edit]

Please, can you made list of articles with most interwiki in other wikipedia, but these articles isn`t in Wikipedia of latvians. Like here. Sorry about my english. -- Treisijs 12:10, 4 July 2008 (UTC)

Confirmation of user rights[edit]


Just letting you know that your user rights are up for confirmation this quarter; the discussion is currently taking place at Meta:Administrators/confirm.

Daniel (talk) 00:13, 1 January 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Can You please take look at this: thank You --Seha 09:37, 22 January 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

ZOMG LOL :P[edit]

The Destroyer of the Wiki Barnstar
[1] Oh my gosh what did you do now it seems there are monkeys and fish everywhere someone help they a...

You managed to block every link that had a "t" in it ;) Fut.Perf. 11:27, 26 February 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

EEEEKSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS... Seldom done so much damage with only one character... Ouch!!!!!! - Andre Engels 11:32, 26 February 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hello, I would the page of Bot flag request in Turkish wikipedia. contact me here H wait you. RegardsNobelBot

Hello Andre,

I have just become aware that you have blacklisted our domain due to our relevant posting of our link on the "Thumbnails" page. There is no page dedicated to website thumbnails and I do not know how to create a page, so we posted on the closest related page. That is aside from the fact that it appears you have terminated my account as well (i.e. I cannot login but also cannot join with my username).

In any case, our link was NOT spam and you should reconsider having our site on your blacklist, as it was (and still is) relevant.

I realize that editors for wikipedia are probably volunteers, but it is extremely frustrating to have to spend time like this when it would have taken only a short amount of time to verify that our link was relevant. In a worst case, we could have been notified that it would be more relevant on a newly created page, which I could have spent some time to write, if shown instructions how.




Hello Andre,

I have just become aware that you have blacklisted our domain due to our relevant posting of our link on the "Thumbnails" page. There is no page dedicated to website thumbnails and I do not know how to create a page, so we posted on the closest related page. That is aside from the fact that it appears you have terminated my account as well (i.e. I cannot login but also cannot join with my username).

In any case, our link was NOT spam and you should reconsider having our site on your blacklist, as it was (and still is) relevant.

I realize that editors for wikipedia are probably volunteers, but it is extremely frustrating to have to spend time like this when it would have taken only a short amount of time to verify that our link was relevant. In a worst case, we could have been notified that it would be more relevant on a newly created page, which I could have spent some time to write, if shown instructions how.



I'm sorry, but "there was no page on X so we put our link on Y instead" shows to me that you wanted to get your link onto Wikipedia rather than get a link onto the page to a relevant site. Unfortunately there are many people doing so, but when it gets too obvious is goodbye. I have spent the small amount of time you mention, and concluded that there was little or no relevant content. It is all just an advertisement for your (undoubtedly good) Internet service. I wish you all the luck with it, but Wikipedia is not an advertizing medium. - Andre Engels 09:13, 19 March 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I suppose that I can see how it would be viewed that way. Thank you for taking the time to reply with an explanation.

Best regards,


Andre, I am using python version 2.6 and 3.0 on mac os x tiger. I was able to run from python wikipediabot bot but pagefromfile returns a syntax error:

  File "", line 63
   'ar': u'\u0627\u0633\u062a\u064a\u0631\u0627\u062f \u062a\u0644\u0642\u0627\u0626\u064a \u0644\u0644\u0645\u0642\u0627\u0644\u0627\u062a',
SyntaxError: invalid syntax

Is this version dependent or do I just need a differently formated copy of Thanks!

I don't know - I have not used pagefromfile for years, nor do I know anyone else who has. Sorry to not be able to help you. - Andre Engels 13:37, 3 July 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Beste Andre,

Ik kan het emailadres niet vinden waarmee ik een berichtje kan sturen aan de checkusers. Heb je dat misschien voor mij? Groet, Cumulus 12:46, 3 July 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ik neem aan dat je nlcheckuser-l<AT> met 'nospam' vervangen door 'wikimedia' bedoelt? Je kunt het echter ook naar bijvoorbeeld Oscar of mij sturen met een berichtje erbij dat het voor de gezamenlijke checkusers bestemd is. - Andre Engels 13:35, 3 July 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Beste Andre, ik heb inmiddels de id-bewijzen opgestuurd en een brief geschreven waarin ik heb aangetoond dat er sprake is van een misverstand. Is het mogelijk mij te ontblokken? Cumulus 11:46, 7 July 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Could you, please, update the list? A year is quite a long time - many articles has been written, many interwikis added... The list itself is quite useful and there's a discussion on Polish village pump expressing an interest in it. Lampak 15:36, 26 September 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hmmm... You're right... I should be doing that... Hopefully I think of it later this week when I have a bit of time to start it up (I will have to rewrite the program, which is not very much work, but still some, then my computer can run it on its own). - Andre Engels 07:17, 28 September 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Notice of review of adminship[edit]


In accordance with Meta:Administrators/Removal and because you have made fewer than ten logged actions over the past six months, your adminship is under review at Meta:Administrators/Removal/October 2009. If you would like to retain your adminship, please sign there before 2009-10-9. Kind regards, —Anonymous DissidentTalk 15:11, 2 October 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply][edit]

Can someone please review and remove it from the wikimedia blacklist? I want to add an information page to wikipedia, like this one but found that it was on the wikimedia black-list. Not quite sure how it go there. Perhaps this site has been a victim of some black-hat seo tactics by competitors that got it blacklisted a few years ago -- who knows?. Any assistance would be appreciated.

The reason for blocking is at I personally am not much tempted to remove the ban at this moment. - Andre Engels 22:48, 3 December 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi, you are listed as one of the contacts there. I wonder if it would be possible to either update the entire list or at least get a more comprehensive (updated) list for svwp? It would be much appreciated! Thanks! /Grillo 13:15, 22 January 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I found the topic a few paragraphs up now. In any case, a reminder might be in handy since that request is from september :) /Grillo 13:16, 22 January 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yes, I know, I should have worked on this long ago. Sorry. I'll see whether I can think of it and find the time... - Andre Engels 12:18, 26 January 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Deletion of userpages[edit]

If you can delete my user page here yet [2], and [3] [4]. Thank you immediately. --Žiedas 10:23, 15 February 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Has already been taken care of by Mardatenha. - Andre Engels 10:31, 15 February 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wikispecies checkuser[edit]

First of all, on behalf of Wikispecies, we thank you for running the checkuser on the vandal. Could you tell me if the range (provided by you) will cause any collateral blocks? We need to know how many registered users (aside from the vandals). We also need to know the number of IP users affected should a rangeblock be used since about 1 in 10 edits (ballpark figure) in Wikispecies are done by IPs and majority of these edits are constructive. Also, can you double check the result? One of the username provided by you is Fat Pauly but it is not registered. OhanaUnitedTalk page 18:32, 5 March 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  1. Apart from The Animal Man there are no edits, neither logged in nor ip, from the mentioned range, at least not in the period of time that we can look back with checkuser (about 3 months).
  2. The username 'Fat Pauly' should have been 'FatPauly'.
- Andre Engels 23:15, 5 March 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]
This vandal just started in December so I think we can safely do a rangeblock and that should solve the problem (unless he starts using proxy). How to do rangeblock? OhanaUnitedTalk page 06:37, 6 March 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]
As far as I know, it's simply blocking using the range as I wrote it above rather than username or ip number. But I am not 100% sure, because I haven't done any blocks recently. - Andre Engels 21:27, 6 March 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]
So at the block interface, I just enter ""? OhanaUnitedTalk page 03:20, 7 March 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yes. - Andre Engels 08:32, 7 March 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Either the range block didn't work, or he found another way to circumvent it. This time he came back under the name of species:User:BenCurtis45.[5] Can you run a CU just on this account? OhanaUnitedTalk page 04:48, 9 March 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Ip-address, earlier used as Lakevin, Loving The Animals, Making love to Animals, The Real Animal Lover, Talib10 and The Animal Lover Recruiter (all blocked). - Andre Engels 18:50, 9 March 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Weird, autoblock was on so how did he managed to slip through and create an account? OhanaUnitedTalk page 07:10, 10 March 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Autoblock works only 24 hours. - Andre Engels 16:32, 11 March 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Notice of review of adminship[edit]


In accordance with Meta:Administrators/Removal and because you have made fewer than ten logged actions over the past six months, your adminship is under review at Meta:Administrators/Removal/April 2010. If you would like to retain your adminship, please sign there before April 11, 2010. Kind regards, vvvt 20:52, 4 April 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

turkish wikipedia[edit]

Hi; For years user kibele and noumenon and their crew (also they have puppets) are trying to own the turkish wikipedia. if ever someone has not the same idea with them they call them troll and push away. they have certain political views and they do not let the opposing or neutral people to be admin on the turksih wikipedia. they push the long time admins away with lies. turkish wikipedia is dying each day. i let you know. 17:42, 11 April 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Greetings, I am User:Edgar Allan Poe from the Croatian Wikipedia project. Recently, during the last couple of months, I have been having constant trouble with one user usurping my work, reverting my edits and constantly starting editor wars because of his own opinion which is, somehow, more important than mine. I have appealed several times, but he seems to have some kind of protection from some of the administrators resulting in me losing nerves, wasting time I could have used to write articles and being a fool every time. Since I am new here on Meta, I would just like to ask if there is, and if yes, where and how, a possibility of a formal complaint to the Stewards (or anyone else that is in charge of problems that cannot be solved on Wikipedia itself) which would then be resolved via Meta or Wikipedia. Any form of assistance would be extremely useful. Thank you in advance --Edgar Allan Poe 15:56, 2 August 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

You could try opening a Request for comment; I have no idea how likely that is to help in resolution though. - Andre Engels 08:29, 4 August 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi André, Quite some work is done on the commons Interwiki links for the Dutch language. i.e. many Spanish cities were added.. Can you update the (Dutch section of the) list ? Thanks! Koektrommel 07:51, 31 August 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi, 250 articles (total list) were created in Common Interwiki links#vi list. Please give me another list of Common Interwiki links for Vietnamese Wikipedia (as long as possible). Thank you very much.Quangbao 06:09, 4 September 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I sent you a list of 2000 at September 9. If you did not receive it, could I please have an email address to send it to, or otherwise a page on vi:wiki where this is to be placed? - Andre Engels 07:44, 15 October 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]
This link can help you. Many thanks.Quangbao 16:50, 20 October 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Please Help Korean WIKI[edit] (Wikipedia in Korean) is very crucially damaged due to korean administer.

It is considered that Korea Goverment employed them and enforced to delete every thread that has somewhat opposite point of view with korea goverment regardless of contents of thread.

I wrote a thread, that the goverment might want to delete.

and my account was just banned. Korean Administer didn't explain anything that is related to my ban.

They just banned.

they banned my account for 1 months just my thread is against to goverment although my thread is just based on only FACTS.

I see that the thread of "LEE MYUNG BAK" (president of REPUBLIC OF KOREA, my country) is modified.

all things that is critics of him is delected. and just positive explanation is remained which is written by

supporters of Lee Myung Bak (The president of Korea)

Administer, please contact me. please reply my account.

Korean goverment tried to control internet, and they acted a "media law" that intended to censor all the contents in internet.

I'm sure that in several months, all the threads that goverment doesn't like will be delected by Korean administer employed by goverment.

please help me. In korea, television media has been already controlled by goverment.

please. please.

Korea is a democratic country. I want my country Korea to remain democratic... please.

If Wiki will be controlled depending on goverment's view point, all the internet world in korea will be censored by dictator Lee Myung Bak...

Internet world of korea will resemble just that of CHINA OR IRAN OR NORTH KOREA...

I'm sure that Wiki want all the internet world to be free.


Notice of review of adminship[edit]

Hello Andre Engels. In accordance with Meta:Administrators/Removal and because you have made fewer than ten logged actions over the past six months, your adminship is under review at Meta:Administrators/Removal/October 2010. If you would like to retain your adminship, please sign there before November, 1 2010. Kind regards, --dferg ☎ talk 14:36, 25 October 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Notice of removal of adminship[edit]

I regret to inform you that your administrator access has been removed, because you did not indicate that you wanted to keep it. Kind regards, Tiptoety talk 23:36, 2 November 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you for the help given[edit]

This one is for you too.
See here for why. Kind regards,
MoiraMoira 07:38, 18 November 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Dear Steward, I am a Wikipedia contributor in the Portuguese language and am requesting your intervention in the project. There exists among us a tremendous amount of intrigue, harassment, personal threats, inadequate block, clash of egos and power abuses. I can not stand such injustice, so many users with destructive behavior, so much political intrigue and partiality in administrators. The new users are intimidated and abandon the project, edit wars proliferate and the bad users trying to silence their opponents with lock requests without foundation. Users with bad behavior are protected by administrators and users who try to expose corruption are blocked. The rule is trying to impose views and threaten to block those who disagree with arbitrariness. I am tired. This project is broken, please dismisses administrators and cancel their arbitrary actions, otherwise the credibility of Wikipedia is extinguished. Thank you.

PS: sorry for my bad english. Leandro LV 05:53, 22 November 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

SRP note: Wikitanvir@bnwiktionary[edit]

Hello, I noticed that you deleted my request on SRP page. I think that was an accident. Just to inform you that, I put my request there again. Please comment on that if you think I've made anything wrong. Thanks! — Tanvir • 14:02, 15 December 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I must have edited from an old version without noticing. Ouch! Thanks for calling this to my attention... - Andre Engels 18:30, 15 December 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I believe I was blocked inappropriately[edit]

Good evening. I got the message below when I tried to edit the event in Phoenix, Arizona. I believe that I was blocked illegally, or at a minimum, without being given a warning or the specific details of the charges against me. Someone from Directrix Computing Solutions simply stated:

"Please note that this is an event to celebrate Wikipedia, will have activities surrounding that end, but is also catered toward a business crowd. If you are in the Phoenix valley and wish to celebrate this event in a different manner, please setup a different event. To setup your own event, please click this link: or click the 'Organize' link located to the left of this text. If you are not associated with the planning crew for this event, please do not update this information. Thank you."

Someone else who was not an administrator then deleted his event. In my opinion, Chris Warrington has as much right to set up a Wikipedia event as anyone else. Can you please inform me of the specific violation that I committed? Additionally, I think that the following is also vandalism,_AZ&diff=prev&oldid=7907:

"Your username or IP address has been blocked.

The block was made by MZMcBride. The reason given is inappropriate behavior.

   * Start of block: 05:17, 11 January 2011
   * Expiry of block: infinite
   * Intended blockee: Jax 0677 

You can contact MZMcBride or another administrator to discuss the block. You cannot use the 'e-mail this user' feature unless a valid e-mail address is specified in your account preferences and you have not been blocked from using it. Your current IP address is, and the block ID is #41. --Jax 0677 07:12, 11 January 2011 (UTC)"Reply[reply] has several dozens admins, you should ask one of them. I see no reason for me or other Stewards to interfere. - Andre Engels 12:59, 11 January 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Feens Atgriezies@lv.wikipedia[edit]

You said you would reveal sock puppeteer's identity in private, please send me an e-mail. And you said you checked Edgars 2007, not Edgars20007, I'm sure it is just a typo, but the first one is an actual user (the guy was faking usernames of active users, if you look Ārietis created a load of such accounts). The thing is that few months ago he confessed to sharing funky account with user GreenZeb, so he isn't exactly a saint ~~Xil...(talk) 17:57, 11 January 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I already sent you an email (using the "send an email" functionality on lv.wikipedia) earlier today. Did you not receive it? - Andre Engels 21:18, 11 January 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yes, it just hadn't been redirected to my main e-mail account as expected. At any rate the user confessed that it was him, but I requested another check regarding this, so could you do it please ? The thing is somebody has been harassing other users and playing games for about last three years and we can't get to the bottom of this as they've been careful to hide their tracks. The main suspect was user Krishjaanis and possibly Zemgalietis, who supposedly knows him in real life, but then there is GreenZeb and Edgars2007, who claim they know each other in real life, GreenZeb clearly has been up to know good, but it is hard to tell what's up with his buddy ~~Xil...(talk) 23:29, 11 January 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
As I said in Latvian Wikipedia, Feens Atgriezies is my account and all other relevant accounts to. I have been vandalising Wikipedia for years so that's only me. Please, do not check other users. They are not guilty. The only user that needs to be punished is me. You can give me infinite block. Thanks! --GreenZeb (talk) 10:28, 12 January 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Look, I don't know how Meta works, but can we get a steward who investigates this? Checkuser requests take some time to get fulfilled and the answers we get don't really help to solve the mystery. For example, checkuser contradicts what GreenZeb himself is saying that it is his account. ~~Xil...(talk) 17:45, 12 January 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Regarding Bruno Leonard and Lacerda Bahia[edit]

Hi, in response to your message at my talk page in ptwiki. The two are well known sockpuppeteers at ptwiki, repeatedly blocked, and apparently at "war" with each other. They are each trying to extend the block of the other, even trying to manipulate and incite [6] new users to do the same (a 9 year old, in this case). I blocked the sockpuppets discovered in the previous check, but I am also not sure what to do next. GoEThe 12:29, 1 February 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sometimes when people (including me) see something that is not working good, they can easily make their criticisms. Much more rare is to praise someone for a good job. So, as I recently have criticized some checks with no clear reasons, now I have to congratulate you for your statement here. It's not because of your agreement, but mainly because of your responsible manner of treating this request. Congrats. CasteloBrancomsg 19:38, 1 February 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Running checkuser on wiki with active CUs[edit]


You ran checkuser on Persian Wikipedia (fa.wikipedia) where we have two active checkusers. I believe this is against the policies for checkusers run by stewards. You could have also looked at the logs there to see that a similar check was performed by our CUs on Feb 29th.

Please correct me if I'm wrong, but I think you should be very careful not to use CU rights in wikis with active CUs.


Huji 14:33, 5 February 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks for your message; you're right regarding the policy, I simply had forgotten to check whether there were checkusers on fa:. I'll try to remember to check next time. - Andre Engels 12:32, 6 February 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hi Andre. I just saw that you are a sysop on shwiki. Is this a leftover? --WizardOfOz talk 21:02, 26 March 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I think so. Probably I made myself a sysop once to do some sysop actions (in the beginning one needed to do so as a Steward, because at the time a Steward had the equaivalent of Bureaucrat rights but not sysop rights), and then forgot to take it away again. - Andre Engels 16:37, 29 March 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thx for the answer. Would yu please remove it if you don´t need it? There is started discussion about desysoping of inactive sysops, so I saw your flag there, thats why I ask. --WizardOfOz talk 16:40, 29 March 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Done. - Andre Engels 17:01, 29 March 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hello André. I do not know if you rember the details of this check back in February 2011 but a follow-up has been made. Want to handle it? Best, -- Dferg ☎ talk 15:10, 19 April 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Andre, Kun jij deze [7] pagina op wikinews leeg maken? Of een "no index" bovenaan zetten? Hij is nl nog te vinden via Google, en dat wil ik voorkomen. vr groet Saschaporsche 08:49, 18 May 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Done - Andre Engels 08:22, 21 May 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Gebruikers samenvoegen.[edit]

Ik heb wat advies nodig hoe een rommeltje op te ruimen. Ik ben op en-wp gebruiker "Night of the Big Wind" geworden. Dat is inmiddels een sul-account. Aan de andere kant bestaat op nl-wp gebruiker Eddylandzaat (sul-account) nog. Gewoon naamwijzigen op nl-wp kan door mijn blok niet. En ik heb weinig zin om beschuldigingen aan mijn kont te krijgen van sokpop en overtreding van de door bij gebruikte OC.

Welke weg kan ik bewandelen om deze twee accounts samengevoegd te krijgen? Night of the Big Wind 21:39, 19 May 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ik zou niets beter weten dan via een andere weg één van de Nederlandse bureaucraten te vragen om hernoeming van je account. - Andre Engels 08:21, 21 May 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Goed, doe ik dat. Moira verwees mij juist naar de stewards. Maar dan kleg ik het verzoek neer bij een bureaucraat. Dank voor het advies. Night of the Big Wind 13:42, 22 May 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

De-Adminship For Zscout370 on Wikipedia[edit]

User:Zscout370 Has Gold locked w:Libya This disrupts Wikipedia and hurts the image i keep from commons from being uploaded (he is also an admin on the commons) Plese help as this is highly conflicting with the goals of wikipedia and the commons Rancalred 18:42, 31 July 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Talk page stalker here... but that sure looks like a valid protection to me. Philippe (WMF) 19:04, 31 July 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

This Event is Current it need's edit's to be up to date the old semi-protcion was signfacant Rancalred 21:49, 31 July 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Not if the page content and layout was changing every few minutes because users could not agree. You got people reverting over userboxes, people reverting over the name of the country and it was preventing legitimate edits from even going through. It was happening for days so, I put a stop to it until people agree. People have used the talk page to suggest edits and edits have been performed. Zscout370 03:05, 1 August 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
This isn't where de-sysop requests for the English Wikipedia go. The protection is correct because of edit warring. --Bsadowski1 03:09, 1 August 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

this article has many inaccuriaces edit warring is no esxuse to gold-lock an article indefentliy as he did --Rancalred 13:00, 1 August 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Indefinite just means no exact time frame; it could be lifted tomorrow or it could be lifted next week. From the way the talk page is going, I don't see a solution anytime soon being created. User:Zscout370 (Return Fire) 18:49, 1 August 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

there is current events on libya updates of such and edit warring are easily confused , as for the "no exact timframe" Not having a specfic time frame is only for certin meta things not an article on a non media-wiki subject is not allowed by the policy of wikipedia --Rancalred 23:48, 1 August 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Oh no, it was edit waring. It wasn't "Unconfirmed reports of battle" and things like that; but the change of the name of the article and also the entire layout of the article was happening at a rapid speed. You have infoboxes being taken out, redone, revamped. As for the length of protection time; indefinite is the default protection time and says pages should be locked like that until consensus is achieved or a certain time period has elapsed. User:Zscout370 (Return Fire) 17:38, 2 August 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The infromatoin is based on deals with rebels and the coalitioan not battles and any edits noticable by the causal reader were first noted on the talk page and all others on their talk pages for their source data

the only reqests your accepting are fixing of typo's it apperes that you are trying to own the article

Futhermore, not every non-minor edit is vandalism So dont block the page over formatting and adminstarive concerns --Rancalred 19:30, 3 August 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Please move this discussion to Wikipedia, for example on the discussion page of the page in question. I nor any other Steward will de-admin Zscout370 unless you can point us to an official de-adminship procedure that succeeded (or at least a clear consensus among a large group of users from en: Wikipedia that this should happen). Whether or not the page should be locked, is not of my interest, but there undoubtedly is a number of users on Wikipedia who are interested. Discuss this with each other and with them, not with me. - Andre Engels 06:31, 5 August 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

help me (again)[edit]

Please, I was blocked again at Indonesian Wikipedia. I do not bully really. I just told to reconsider their decision. I even talked more and more refined in every voters as well. And again, on the nomination before I even do worse than that blocked why do not I? Or because I was mocking the id:User:Sentausa "Si Lamban dari WikiLand" (The Delay of WikiLand) I scoff at id:User:Ezagren "Anak Durhako" (Son of Lawless) ? It's just a joke wrote again. Similarly, id:User:Mimihitam give a nickname to id:User:Willy2000 "BadutWiki" (ClownWiki) in here ==> id:User talk:Willy2000/arsip3#Interwiki. Please consider again, have mercy on me to cook I have to enjoy the Christmas holiday with iron bars in the state like this. Similarly, the blocking period before this where I have to go through the school holidays with the same situation like this. Try to imagine if you are so I do it how? --Erik Evrest 01:22, 26 August 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

De Adminship For User:Jcb[edit]

This user blocked me and refuses to negotiate anything about this issue that resulted in this (bot automated edit-war Between User:MSUBot and User:RobotJcb ) please speak to to him and i that doesn't work Resolve this issue (See Above0 --Rancalred 11:38, 24 September 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Steward Wiki and Checkuser Wiki[edit]

Greetings. I was promoted to Steward in the recent elections, and I am trying to learn how I can best help out in this new role (and how I can best avoid screwing up). I was told there is a steward wiki and a checkuser wiki, but I can't log on. Do you know how I can go about gaining access to these? Thanks so much, Quadell 12:02, 7 October 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sorry, I'm also not very well versed with those. Try sending an email to the Steward mailing list perhaps? - Andre Engels 16:41, 7 October 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Is it allowed in Wikipedia?[edit]

To keep in the pages of wiki Administrator's personnel thesis? at ? Other problem is We call Computer as same in English, but admin forcibly used his word Ganpukar of Computer. I have proof that thousands of published books called it Computer not Ganpukar. If some one oppose him he started abusive language. That is the reason never got attraction to Sindhi community. Plz check record there. Other things are he locked CSS due to that on the same site there are lot of font styles appeared there. He is not able to set commonCSS or Monocss. We are in trouble to work in our local Sindhi language. I don't know where to say for this problem. Record history says all the situation there. I appeal plz warn him to follow rules, other wise he will continue use his personnel details and personnel promoted articles there. Dear I am sorry If u r not right person to say all about this, Plz suggest me where I can raise this issue. My ID is same. His thesis is not a violetion?ماحولياتي_انتظام_ڪاڻ_اُپُگِرَهِي_عَڪس_ضماءُ_۽_درجه_بنديءَ_جي_طريقن_جو_اَڀياس

Alixafar 01:00, 22 November 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Confirm 2012[edit]

Hello Andre. I just translated your statement into French. As you are fr-2, you should read it to ensure it is okay. Kind regards, -- Quentinv57 (talk) 17:40, 18 January 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hello Andre, Can you help me with this? Thanks. --AeroPsico (talk) 19:38, 27 May 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Adminproblem bei de:wiktionary[edit]

Hallo Andre! Es gibt seit einigen Tagen ein Adminproblem beim deutschen Wiktionary: wiktionary:de:Wiktionary:Administratoren/Probleme/Ыруатук. Leider verweigert der betreffende Admin jede Teilnahme daran bzw. Äußerung zum Problem. Eine einvernehmliche Lösung scheint mir so unmöglich. Ich bitte dich daher, dir das einmal anzuschauen und dich zumindest dazu zu äußern. (In der Hoffnung, dass du diese deine Diskussionsseite auch regelmäßig liest ;) Grüße --Don-kun (talk) 09:47, 23 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wikidata interwiki to Wikidata transition[edit]


You signed up on Wikidata/Volunteers to help with the Interwiki to Wikidata transition. I wanted to get back to you about that. Have you already tried the demo? We are getting closer to an initial roll-out on the first Wikipedia and it'd be great if you could give it a try. Please do let me know about any problems you encounter. Thanks for your help :)

Cheers Lydia


Firstly Hi, Im coming from Zazaki Wikipedia,there is really big problem in Zazaki Wikipedia.We users cant get along with the one manager Mirzali.We are working for future of wikipedia but he is blocking us for no reason.Can you are help us please?We users dont want him in wikipedia,we ask that abolishment of his account on Zazaki wikipedia.We have evidence about this topic,please check the Zazaki wikipedia.Needs help to here.. your's respectfully.. Arde (talk) 15:14, 28 September 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Please visit this page if you wish to contribute to a centralized discussion about a Wikimedia genealogy project. Thank you! --Another Believer (talk) 22:14, 26 February 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Common Interwiki links (2014)[edit]

Hello. I notice that Common Interwiki links has not been updated for years. Is it no longer available? Is there any other source which provides similar information? Thanks. --Flowerdon (talk) 04:02, 20 April 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The code is lost in some or other hard disk crash. I recently found something similar, based on a database query on wikidata (a logical way to go), but it was restricted in the number of pages it found, and lost (in my opinion) a lot in usability because it also included categories. Can't find it at the moment though. - Andre Engels (talk) 19:38, 21 May 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Letter petitioning WMF to reverse recent decitions[edit]

The Wikimedia Foundation recently created a new feature, "superprotect" status. The purpose is to prevent pages from being edited by elected administrators -- but permitting WMF staff to edit them. It has been put to use in only one case: to protect the deployment of the Media Viewer software on German Wikipedia, in defiance of a clear decision of that community to disable the feature by default, unless users decide to enable it.

If you oppose these actions, please add your name to this letter. If you know non-Wikimedians who support our vision for the free sharing of knowledge, and would like to add their names to the list, please ask them to sign an identical version of the letter on

I'm notifying you because you participated in one of several relevant discussions. -Pete F (talk) 21:59, 20 August 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Russian wikipedia[edit]

Hi. I recently noticed that Russian wikipedia reloads all its pages twice (on any of windows browers). As a consequence, the number of visits is artificially doubled. Could you please check this out. And if possible, tell me where I can report it. -- 08:40, 6 January 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sorry, I'm afraid I don't know how to help you with that. - Andre Engels (talk) 21:11, 14 January 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Notice of removal of global bot status from one or various accounts of yours[edit]

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Global bot[edit]

This message is being left on your talk page at Meta-Wiki and those of your home wiki(s). Sorry for the duplicates.

Dear global bot operator: Some days ago you received a message in which you were informed that one or various accounts you hold lost a global bot flag because of inactivity. Due to a mistake, messages informing about this were not sent before removal took place as policy mandates. As such, if you think your bot will be active again on global bot duties, you can request the restoration of the global bot flag on the stewards' noticeboard at Meta-Wiki within the next two (2) weeks after this message has been posted. Please note that this removal was purely procedural based on inactivity. If you have any questions, you can reach me on my talk page at Meta-Wiki. Please accept my apologies in advance for this. Best regards. -- MediaWiki message delivery (talk) on behalf of MarcoAurelio at 18:11, 2 February 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

This is a reminder to acknowledge and sign the new Confidentiality agreement for nonpublic information. As you know, your volunteer role in Wikimedia projects gives you access to secure and sensitive information.

The new version includes one major change.

  • There is a change regarding the way personal data may be released. Accordingly, functionaries must notify the Wikimedia Foundation at check-disclosure(_AT_) before releasing data, in order to obtain a written approval for doing so. The Foundation will respond within 10 days. However, for emergencies, such as cases involving threats of violence, functionaries may release the personal data without such explicit permission, but they should notify the Foundation immediately following the disclosure. If they choose not to disclose the data, the request for disclosure should be forwarded to the Foundation's emergency email address (emergency(_AT_)

There are also some wording changes that were made to more closely align the language with evolving industry norms, best practices and laws. The most notable of these has been the change of the term "nonpublic information" to "nonpublic personal data". None of these changes are intended to make fundamental changes to the scope or practice of the policy but we know they could appear as such, hence wanted to flag them.

The aforementioned changes require users that have already signed the previous version of the policy to sign the new version as well.

We therefore ask that you to sign the updated version. Signing the agreement is tracked on Phabricator's Legalpad. An online guide is available to help you with signing the agreement: Confidentiality agreement for nonpublic information/How to sign. If you wish you can sign it directly at The exact policy is located here: Access to nonpublic personal data policy. The text of the confidentiality agreement is located here: Confidentiality agreement for nonpublic information

If you have already received this message and signed the updated agreement, you need not sign it again. Once is sufficient. In this case, we ask that you respond to Samuel (WMF) letting him know when (date) and how (method/process of signing) you have signed it so that we can update our own records.

Note: please bear in mind that if you still haven’t signed the updated version of the Confidentiality Agreement by February 13, 2019 your rights will be removed.

Thank you for your understanding,

Samuel Guebo (User:Samuel (WMF)), Wikimedia Foundation

Posted by the MediaWiki message delivery - 15:15, 11 January 2019 (UTC)